My 2024 wish list

A veteran’s 2024 wish list:

1. I wish our federal executive and judicial departments be manned by honest, capable and competent individuals with respect for our Constitution.

2. I wish politicians would stop micromanaging our military and that the military abandon its WOKE agenda.

3. I wish our originally planned border wall be completed and existing border security laws be enforced. Present open-border policy is inviting disaster and has created a very dangerous national security crisis, over-burdened our educational systems, medical facilities, social services system and exposed a huge burden on we tax payers. American lives are not worth future votes.

4. I wish we were energy-independent again rather than enriching our enemies’ coffers by buying oil and electrical components from them. The cost of living depends on the price of oil — heating, driving and consumer consumption, household products and medicines.

5. Though the radical-progressive war on police has subsided due to the negative consequences experienced, the damage has already been done. The police do their jobs and the Soros supported and elected D.A.s put them right back on the streets.

6. I wish higher education standards to be judged by their merit of scholastic excellence and achievement, not propagandist indoctrination. I know my wish list is overly optimistic but I continue to hope. If Americans united under a common-sense cause, politicians would be forced to listen. I continue to hope.

God bless you patriotic readers and your families. Cherish your family and close friends. You will help keep one another happy this year. Catch you next week after Punxsutawney Phil’s forecast.

Town of North East resident Larry Conklin is a Vietnam veteran and a member of both the Millerton American Legion Post 178 and the VFW Post 6851 in North Canaan, Conn.

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